The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

  • For most of us, capturing great pictures during our national park visits is difficult at best.

  • This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Homested Act of 1862 that resulted in 1.6 million people claiming 260 million acres of land.

    Beatrice, Nebraska, home of Homestead National Monument of America, decided to celebrate with its own offer of free land to settlers.

  • After considerable production delays, Therm-a-Rest is poised to bring its NeoAir XTherm to market on July 1, according to the company's public relations folks.

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Monday, June 25th, 2012

  • Southern California residents Jennifer and Greg Johnson call Tenaya Lake “Yosemite’s favorite beach.” Sadly, that popularity has resulted in crowded parking areas, unsafe traffic conditions, unintended harm to fragile ecosystems, shoreline erosion, and unwanted run-off.

    Thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy—including members Greg and Jennifer Johnson—

  • If you've always wanted to learn how to climb, consider visiting Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee next month to take a class in the site's Fifth Annual Climbing Expedition.

    The climbing day is scheduled for Saturday, July 14. Beginning climbers and people who wish to learn about the sport of rock climbing are encouraged to attend.